Monday it was raining... again... I woke up thinking, "What in the world am I going to do with the kids today?" There was no way we could stay home all day again. There was no way I felt like sitting at the McDonalds PlayPlace again. There was no way I could go to Target (I'd already spent way too much money there this month.) I did have something to take back to H&M so what the heck, I thought, let's go to the mall! The kids can play, we can get some pretzels, I make my returns. Sounds great to me!
The kids were actually fabulous through the whole trip. (That doesn't happen often.) We made our returns, played as long as they wanted, then headed over to get some pretzels from Auntie Anne's on our way out. As we walked up to the counter, both of my children squealed with excitement. There was a lady in front of us so as Christopher hopped out of the stroller to tell me he wanted "the baby pretzels with the cinnamon sugar on them" I told him we needed to wait until it was our turn. The lady stepped back from the counter and the girl asked what we wanted. I quickly told her, I even had found a coupon for a free pretzel with the purchase of a pepperoni pretzel (which if you haven't tried I HIGHLY recommend it.) As I went searching for my wallet and headed towards the counter, the lady who had been in front of me in the line handed the girl her card and quickly walked away. I hadn't realized the first lady was still there and quickly apologized saying I didn't realize the lady wasn't finished. I tried to had the girl at the counter my card, which she refused telling me the lady had paid for our pretzels. The girl said the lady insisted... she said it was something the lady wanted to do. I didn't even know what to say... no one has ever done something like that for me. I was stunned.
So to the lady who paid for our pretzels Monday... I don't know who you are. I don't even think I could pick you out of a crowd. I don't know why you chose to do this for me and my children. But I would like you to know where ever you are that you totally and completely made my day... my week... my life. You left a lasting impression on me. You did something that I will never ever forget. You made me realize what a small random act of kindness can do for someone. You have encouraged me to want to do the same for others. So thank you... thank you for not only buying us a delicious little snack but for changing my life.